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CSPAN
Jan 18, 2014 2:00am EST
facing mental health problems. >> and to vermont where governor peter shumlin told lawmakers last week in his "state of the state" address that there was a harrowing crisis and detail the effects of drug abuse in the criminal-justice system treatment centers in the greater community. breaking tradition governor peter shumlin spent his entire 35 minutes discussing the issue. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause] >> is my distinct honor to present to you the governor of the state of vermont the hon. peter shumlin. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you so much. >> mr. speaker, mr. president, mr. chief justice, members of the general assembly, members of the national guard to love fellow vermonters, thank you so much for the privilege of serving as your governor of the week. we're lucky to live in the best in the union where people work hard, trust and take care of each other and strive to keep vermont a place for our children and grandchildren will grow and thrive. the state of our state is strong and growing stronger. vermonters are workin
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2014 6:00am EST
we are so thankful for everything you are doing for vermont. if you could stand we would like to recognize you. [applause] we often hear in the news about the criminal side of drug addiction, about the robberies or the busts in our communities, our police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges do an extraordinary job under tough circumstances but as chief justice and so many of his in the thick of this struggle have concluded we must bolster our current approach to addiction with more common sense. we must address it as a public health care crisis, providing treatment and support rather than simply going out punishment, claiming victory and moving on to the next conviction. i am not naive and dino you aren't either. terrible crimes and murders, armed robbery, sex trafficking and others are committed by those in the drug trade and by those who are supporting their drug habits. these crimes have victims and devastating consequences. but dr. holmes got it right when he noted that addiction is at its core a chronic disease. we must do for this disease what we do for cancer, diabe
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2014 11:00am EST
, vermont, is a little under ab hour. and so i'll at least achieve the former. [laughter] so i was looking at the book today. i was toying to think if there was something that caps losed exactly what i wanted to say, and that means it's going to be a couple of paragraphs and going to be saying what i want to say. here it is. today, if you are a pilot, hamme radio operator, doctor, veterinarian, nurse, medic, emergency anything, blanks driver, firefighter, police officer, constable, deputy, park ranger, demolitions expert, aid worker, life guarder, heavy equipment operator, utility lineman, trucker, bus driver, merchant, important operator, apodemologist, biologist, hydrologist, undertaker, community planner, civil engineer, mechanic, information technician, hacker, cyber geek, linguist, fish and wild life specialist, dispatcher, security guard, technical climber, search and rescue expert, dog handler, dog lover, or dog: there is a place for you in homeland security. [laughter] and on virtually every inch of the political spectrum we demand this. we demand preparedness and security today so
CBS
Jan 29, 2014 4:00am PST
protein cereal. >>> earlier this month the governor of vermont delivered his state of the state address, and he focused his entire speech on a drug epidemic that is ravaging his state. as michelle miller reports, heroin is fueling a crisis there. >> reporter: 27-year-old stephanie montagne grew up in st. all bins, vermont, the picture of an all-american girl, but behind these smiles she hid a drug addiction. what was your gateway? >> i definitely did start smoking marijuana. >> reporter: and from there? >> i smoked crack and tried pills. eventually it went to oxycontin to eventually heroin to i.v. drug use. >> reporter: mon tan has been through drug rehab five times. others are currently in drug treatment. since the year 2000, vermont has seen a nearly 800% increase in drug abuse. governor peter shumlin says his statis in crisis. >> it's an illness we need to treat, talk about, and stop being afraid of acknowledging. >> reporter: the two-term democrat says devoting his entire state-of-the-state speech was necessary because 80% of the inmates in vermont jails are there on drug-related ch
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 12:00am EST
. adam learned more about the right to die in vermont which was one of the first states to accept the controversial prevention. >> reporter: ben underhill knows he is living on borrowed time. ten years ago he was diagnosed with a rare and deadly blood cancer. he moved to vermont after college, drawn to its small town charm and natural beauty, he found it the perfect place to live. now he is planning to die here. >> i don't fear death at all. i actually -- you know, as they say death is easy, life is hard. >> reporter: you were only given a couple of years to live, and later? >> when i was diagnosed i was 44, and the life expect pansy was three to five years. >> what is that like? >> you don't have a lot of choice you give up or move on. i have had to have people bathe me. i have had to have pick me up for quite a while. but there comes a point where you know it's going to get so bad that you can't do anything for yourself, and so somebody is keeping you alive, or keeping you in existence, and for what? three extra weeks? to me i have had seven extra years already. so three weeks is no
CBS
Jan 28, 2014 5:30pm PST
state address to his legislature. the crisis is heroin, the state is vermont, and michelle miller is there. >> reporter: 27-year-old stephanie mountaine grew up in st. albans, vermont, the picture of the all-american girl. but behind these smiles, from the age of 17, she hid a addiction. what was your gateway? >> i started smoking marijuana. >> reporter: from there? >> i smoked crack and tried pills. eventually, it went to oxycontin, to eventually heroin to i.v. drug use. >> reporter: what would do you for a fix? >> i would steal from my family. i would do whatever it took. >> reporter: she has been in rehab five times. about 4,000 vermonters are in drug treatment for opiates such as oxycontin and heroin. since the year 2000, vermont has seen nearly an 800% increase in opiate drug abuse. governor peter shumlin: >> it's an illness we need to treat, talk about, and stop being afraid of acknowledging. >> reporter: the two-term democrat said devoting his entire state of the state speech was necessary, because 80% of inmates in vermont jails are there on drug-related charges. serious crim
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2014 3:00pm EST
vermont. he is a top-level planner. i said does anybody care about this? and he said actually in the state of vermont a lot of emergency planners are worried about the electrical grid. that is one area we are concerned. and i said so what are you doing to take it stronger? and it just totally halted him. because he said we're just preparing for the day it goes down. we are doing nothing to make it stronger. nothing. and that is just a little microcosm of understanding what happens when everything is about national security. the weight moves over to a kind of preparedness for disaster for war as opposed to creating a more resilient, civil society. i call that reality. american coup. today i went online because i want to check when i say more national security and military people are doing better economically. let me give you numbers in this book you will buy. [laughter] >> first, seven of the richest 15 counties in america are in the washington, d.c. metro area. and about 60% of all of the job openings in america are in washington, d.c. metro area today. 60%. that is by going to monst
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2014 7:00am PST
the agenda? we'll ask one lawmaker who's headed to that meeting. >>> and vermont governor dedicates his entire state of the state speech to heroin and the growing drug problem. how the northeast has become a hot bed for heroin. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. governor chris christie will acknowledge the bridge scandal today in his state of the state. mention, but then try to move on. both an awkward and fortuitously timed chance to tout his accomplishments. not everyone is moving on, though, now a special new jersey legislative committee will investigate what happened. more subpoenas could come thursday, and we're hearing reports of my new jersey mayors who feel they are the reason for political retribution. the democratic mayor of new jersey city said after he got elected, christie's aides bombarded him with help and meetings with powerful officials but meetings were cancelled after he didn't endorse christie for re-election. another city's dmv was shut down. >> this is the way this administration does business. i mean, either you're with them or you're not, and clearly what h
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2014 4:00am EST
ruling probably will be appeal. adam may learns about the right to die movement in vermont, one of the first states to accept the controversial decision. >> ben knows he's living on borrowed time. >> sometimes it's jugging. >> 10 years ago he was diagnose with a rare and deadly blood cancer. he moved to vermont after clem, drawn to the small-town charm and natural beauty. he found it the perfect place to live. now he's planning to die here. >> i don't fear death. death is easy. life is hard. >> if you were goifteiven a cou of years to live and you are here 10 years later. >> when i was diagnosed i was 44, and life expectancy at the time was three to four years. >> what is it like to get that diagnosis? >> you don't have a choice. i had people bathe me, i was in bed for a while from bone damage. i understand there's things i can't do and i have to ask for help. there's a point where you know it will get so bad that you can't do anything for yourself. someone else is keeping you alive in existence for what, three extra weeks. i had seven extra years already. so three weeks is nothing
PBS
Jan 9, 2014 3:00pm PST
perspectives, including that of the vermont democrat peter shumlin. >> ifill: plus, jeffrey brown and poet laureate natasha trethewey continue their travels to find "where poetry lives." tonight, how doctors are using verse to provide better care. >> someone is dying alone in the night. if we do anything with patients we're really i think immersing ourselves in their stories, really hearing their voices in a profound way. and certainly that's what a poem, i think, does. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs s
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2014 2:31am EST
, former vermont governor howard dean about the u.s. political system, the budget, and the presidential elections. he is also a former democratic national chair. and presidential candidate to stop he spoke with students at the washington center for about one hour. >> good evening. you are already getting applies. i do not know how much i need to say. let me just give a warm welcome and thanks to governor howard dean for joining us today for our discussions and exploring bipartisan solutions seminar. we are looking at three topics in the seminar, as you know, budget, financing the american dream, immigration, energy policy. perhaps the most fundamental issue is the one we are about to discuss right now, financing the american dream. unless we have the resources, how can we possibly enact policy change? we are fortunate to have an expert with us here on this issue. governor dean is a well-known, respected figure in american politics, former chair of the democratic congressional committee which he implemented the 50 state policy. which was credited with helping the democrats make historic
ABC
Jan 9, 2014 6:30pm EST
a cry for help from vermont, of all places. addiction and overdose on the rise. why there? here's abc's byron pitts. >> reporter: even a pristine place like vermont has a major drug problem. most especially heroin. >> in every corner of our state, heroin and opiate drug addiction threatens us. >> reporter: the governor voted his entire state of the state speech to this one issue. forcefully calling to have this gripping documentary on vermont's drug addiction, shown in schools statewide. >> the first pill i used was a percocet, and vicodin. and then moved on to oxycontin. and then it went to heroin. >> reporter: why vermont? one theory, higher prices in this rural area. that means bigger profits for dealers. nationwide, more people die of drug overdoses than from motor vehicle crashes. that's triple the number from 1990. as we discovered on a recent ride along with police in new jersey, heroin is cheap and readily available. >> heroin is much, much, cheaper than prescription medication. >> reporter: give me the ratio. >> a 30 milligram oxycodone pill, $30. an 80 milligram oxyconti
CNN
Jan 14, 2014 4:00pm PST
. the governor of vermont who says it is a full oh blown crisis is going to join us to talk about it. plus, a week after we brought you the story of the so-called thug cycle baby, if you think what happened to this little boy is bad, you won't believe what we uncovered tonight. and the fatal carjacking that claimed the life of a new jersey attorney. we have the 911 the victim's wife made that night. >> 911. is this an emergency? >> yes, it's an emergency. my husband has been shot. they call add ambulance a half an hour ago. >> they're on their way, ma'am. they're on their way. ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. suddenly you're a mouth breather. a mouth breather! how do you sleep like that? you dry up, your cold feels even worse. well, put on a breathe right strip and shut your mouth. cold medicines open your nose over time, but add a breathe right strip, and pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more so you can breathe and do the one thing you want to do. sleep. add breathe right to your cold medicine. shut your mouth
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2014 10:00pm EST
the fact that the nuclear power plant in vermont is going to be shut out. senator, i would suggest to you that the people of vermont would respectfully disagree with you. many of them of one to shut that down for a long-term. the important point is -- and endo is a governor and is the minister should have been working with the owners the important issue years the role of the state itself in terms of the decommissioning process. right now the rules as i understand it, and obviously this applies not just of vermont, but to the clear power plants over the country which are in the process of being shut down to read what the rules do is allow the nrc to sit down with the companies and negotiate a decommissioning process abuse generally speaking the states to not have any significant role to london share, in the process. they can be observers, public meetings, provide input, but at the end of the day the companies and the nrc work out the agreement. madame chair, i think on the face of it that just as numic a lot of sense. the people of a given state to whether vermont or your state of cali
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2014 4:00pm EST
billion dollars. in vermont, rural health centers are essential for rural families. this bill includes $700 million more for these health centers nationwide. i know how important they are. i remember my first term in the senate helping to start one of our first community health centers in the tiny county of grand isle county. beautiful archipelago of beauty north of champlain. some of the hardest hit from sequestration and the bill will help improve these programs by investing nearly a billion dollars. the bill invests $194 million more in the women, infants and children's program, providing nearly 90,000 more mothers and children with nutrition assistance. talk about something that has a rebounding effect in this country. we all know that a hungry child going to school is not going to learn and they're not going to be as productive a member of society later on. now, none of us in this chamber go hungry. none of us senators go hungry except by choice. but a lot of women, a lot of children, a lot of infants go hungry. now 90,000 more can be given nutrition assistance. many americans are
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2014 7:00pm EST
to know why you think he got all this. he was born in vermont 1872 and admitted to massachusetts bar in 1957, 1898 city counselor, city solicitor. mayor of the city of north hampton. 1911. state senator, 1913. president of massachusetts senate. 1915 to 1917 governor of the state of massachusetts. and went on to be vice president in 1921 and president in 1923. i've never seen anything like that where somebody had that many jobs leading up to president. >> and he almost never lost. >> how did he do it? >> he told one running for politics is my hobby. one was the republican party and democratic party were different. if you helped the others, they helped you. he was in the party. it was a club. it wasn't to be entirely looked down upon the way we learn in school. he climbed the greasy pole of massachusetts politics. it wasn't just that. there is some good in the party. they train you and help you work efficiently. but it's also his incredible personal perseverance and that's what i try to get at in the chapter about his time in new hampshire mass. that was the county seat. after college
CNN
Jan 17, 2014 10:00am PST
just heard from the president, the surveillance reforms that he outlined. joining us, vermont senator, bernie sanders, independent senator from vermont. senator, thanks very much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> you and i have discussed this on several occasions over the past several months. at one point you said strong new limits are needed to protect the privacy and civil liberties of the american people. did the president go far enough today, in your opinion? >> wolf, the devil is going to be in the details. i think in a very significant way, the president began the conversation on what is a very difficult issue and a complicated issue. it's difficult, because everybody wants to see us do all we can to pregnaotect the ameri people from terrorism. it is complicated, because every single day, technology changes. and the question of how we protect the american people without undermining our privacy rights and our constitutional rights is a huge issue. i'm going to be having a town meeting in mt. pellier, vermont on february 1st. i would hope that millions of people become eng
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2014 6:00am PST
vermont. it's not every day that we have the man who's third in line to the presidency on our show. senator, good morning to you. >> all that means is that i used to pray for president obama's safety. now i pray for joe biden and speaker boehner, too. but so do they. >> fair enough. senator, i want to start with what we're learning, and i know you've gotten some briefings from the white house. is it fair to say that the president really is basically announcing very tepid reforms? >> well, i haven't seen what he's going to announce yet. i did read the article in "the new york times" this morning on it. but we do need reforms. that's the most important thing. the reports are that he would agree with the position i've taken and several others, like congressman sensenbrenner, and others, to have a public advocate in the fisa court. >> that seems to be the only thing he seems to be endorsing. >> but it's a significant one, and i think it would improve the credibility of the court. >> right. >> and i think we should make more of the decisions public. they could be done so the intelligenc
NBC
Jan 9, 2014 5:30pm PST
u.s. has had 11 presidents, from ike to obama. >>> the governor of vermont, peter shumlin did something highly unusual this week. he devoted his entire state of the state address to a single topic. and it might surprise some folks in other parts of the country, he talked about what he called a full-blown heroin crisis that is gripping the state of vermont. the number of those seeking help for opiate addiction there is up over 700%. the governor is calling for more emphasis on treatment rather than a focus on punishment. >>> here in washington while the approval ratings for members of congress fell to an all-time low this past year at least they're all worth co szg . >>> nbc by area news starts now. >>> right now at 6:00, flu deaths mounting across the bay area. within the past hour we've learned of two more. good evening everyone. >> this is the new information we're getting just into the newsroom. more deaths connected to the flu. and the peak of the flu season is just getting started. so far, nine reported deaths spread across seven local counties. the new deaths are in sant
PBS
Jan 3, 2014 12:00am PST
deliver the message in person. i changed my flight, so i can come. >> what about vermont? >> the family understands. if it is important for you it is important for me. >> you guys want me to wait outside? >> shut up. will talk to you later. it was nice to meet you. >> i guess i will see you this weekend. >> i hope so. like to ski in vermont with my devices. >> i hate you so much. kissing a that you white man? >> that was not my first white man. they like all flavors, tavis. come on now. >> i don't want to give this away, but we know one piece of the story line. during 15ur character years later? >> jordan was a segment producer in the first film. now she is running the network. she is a producer. she is taking her time. she is focused on her career. she put love and relationships on the side burner to be this amazing producer, and she made it. now she is realizing as the story developed you see she is truly recognizing there is power in being folder up all in and careerartner isn't everything. i think that is something a lot of women struggle with. tavis: was there something you
NBC
Jan 3, 2014 5:30pm PST
nebraska, detroit, vermont. >> we're having trouble with heating water. our trucks are freezing up. >> reporter: a teeth-chattering cold for those who have to be out and warnings for those across the frost belt to head in. at least 13 deaths have been tied to this storm system. here in boston overnight, some 600 calls poured into the mayor's 24-hour hotline. an official here in boston told me only four of those were for people looking for a warm place to go, brian. >> ron mott starting us off from boston. ron, thanks. >>> part of what makes this news, the storm hit as millions of americans had plans to travel home after the holiday break, both by road and by air. nbc's tom costello spent another day watching the impact on all of it for us tonight. >> reporter: on the ramp at new york's jfk airport today. >> you look cold. >> i'm good. layered up. >> reporter: as jetblue dug out from a foot of snow that shut down the airport until 10:00 a.m. >> usually have about 30 minutes to load a flight. even in this weather we have to make sure everything gets out on time. >> reporter: nationwi
CNN
Jan 13, 2014 4:00pm PST
you both very much, appreciate you coming on cnn. >>> still to come, vermont's governor devotes his entire state of the state address to heroine addicti heroinep addiction. we'll te you why, next. i need proof of insurance. that's my geico digital insurance id card - gots all my pertinents on it and such. works for me. turn to the camera. ah, actually i think my eyes might ha... next! digital insurance id cards. just a tap away on the geico app. could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. everybody knows that. well, did you know that when a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, it does make a sound? ohhh...ugh. geico. little help here. did you run into traffic? no, just had to stop by the house to grab a few things. you stopped by the house? uh-huh. yea. alright, whenever you get your stuff, run upstairs, get cleaned up for dinner. you leave the house in good shape? yea. yea, of course. ♪ [ sportscaster talking on tv ] last-second field go-- yea, sure ya did. [ male announcer ] introducing at&t digital life. personalized home security and automation. get profe
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2014 7:00pm EST
. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. lou: vermont democratic governors surprises the legislature devoting his entire state of the state address to a full-blown bear when prices. the governor insists the problem must be dealt with because it is costing his state to lives and dollars. >> we ust do for this disease what we do for cancer, diabetes, heart, and other chronic illnesses. would weaken prison in vermont is $1,123 but $100 will give a week of treatment at a state-funded center. lou: 4300 were treated for opiate addictions and vermont in increase of more than 770% since 2000. federal officials say most of the heroin in the northeastern part of the country originated in south american countries principally columbia and interest the united states through mexico or miami. a new study finds for the first time in our history for members of congress are millionaires. according to the center for responsive politics at least 268 of the 534 lawmakers have a net worth of more than $1 billion in 2012. joining me now the "a team." angela, a pate, and from the "new york post"
PBS
Jan 27, 2014 6:30pm PST
patrolman came when backpacking and bought the wood ict. wide open and right now. vermont butter when asked whether study but the lord will be a good area and admit those limited effect on treatment. or was it for themselves and we didn't bought it when ago you cannot determine keep the ball away from him but he was spreading to all of them are pictured rhetoric to kevin byrne said. field got testy response to the chief of the attacks. dozens have been killed in the cities of deadly strikes on the concrete security forces this month. i'm itching to make up the sun might be pounded suspected militant hideouts in the country's best if not twist the stand in awe but this time many here that these two people and wounded seven died as an honest tithe in india is the stronghold of the pocket and got a bike which has stepped up attacks on the country's security forces simmons strikes last week i get some funky kits the minute he had healed however there has been a plus defender and it was also killed in the intimate acts like a diamond has been under pressure to act against a sentence of this free
Bloomberg
Jan 21, 2014 5:00pm EST
lightning in a bottle." he joins us on the telephone from vermont. i heard you are on the slopes earlier today. what is it like out there to go --? cold but they say there is never a bad day of skiing, just bad equipment. if you are dressed right it was fun. >> can you give us an idea of how many people you expect at suagrbush? >> we do about 380,000 over the course of the year. this was a long holiday. we had a lot more visitors than normal. we had a record three days. despite some of the roller coaster weather, i think people knew that we made a lot of snow. we had good conditions and people came up and skied and i think had a great time. >> have you noticed any change in people skiing in the west versus the northeast because of the drought in the west and the lack of snow has made a lot of ski resorts there look more like rock quarries. >> i think they have. the east has always had to be more dependent on snowmaking so it started years ago. we have source water. we spent a lot of money on the infrastructure. we have very efficient snowmaking equipment. if we have a drier than normal w
CBS
Jan 20, 2014 6:30pm EST
been teaching school in westminster, vermont. here children who have had trouble at home or in school are sent here for a fresh start. >> they're kids who have been abused and neglected. they come in here angry and the first thing they don't want to do is music. >> i came here with an eye to, no, i don't want to be here. >> reporter: an orphan from ethiopia, 12-year-old emebet stott was adopted by an american family but says she never fit in. >> i was so beaten down and, like, so insecure about myself i didn't know if i should open up. that's when ms. bianconi talked to me. she was like the mother i never had. >> reporter: you never give up? >> no. no. never, never, never give up. these kids have all been given up in a lot of different areas. my role as a teacher here is to come in everyday like it's the first day, positive energy, give these kids 100%. >> reporter: all 102 students here are required to take two hours of music a day, join the choir and play at least one instrument. bianconi believes music gives them an emotional connection and a sense of accomplishment. honor roll stu
CBS
Jan 21, 2014 4:00am PST
school in westminster, vermont. here, children across the northeast who have trouble at home and in school are sent for a fresh start. >> they're kids that have been abused and neglected. they come in here really angry and the first thing they don't want to do is music. ♪ no life no life >> i came here with an attitude with -- i don't want to be here. >> reporter: an orphan from ethiopia 12-year-old emma beth stot was adopted by an american family, but says she never fit in. >> i was so beaten down and so insecure about myself, i didn't know if i should open up. that's when miss bianconi, she talked to me. she felt like the mother i never had. >> you never give up? >> no, never, never, never give up. these kids have been given up in a lot of different areas of life. i feel my role as a teacher here is to do every day like it's the first day. positive energy. give these kids 100%. >> reporter: all 102 students here are required to take two hours of music a day. join the choir and play at least one instrument. bianconi believes music gives them an emotional connection and a sense of
PBS
Jan 10, 2014 6:30pm PST
. that's exactly who we are. >> reporter: being nontraditional makes beau ties limited of vermont a fit in middlebury, perhaps best known for its liberal arts college and the poet robert frost. the guy who wrote about choosing the road less traveled. >> we were bow tie wearers. >> reporter: the daves met in business school in the 1980s. following a more traditional path from there. one a new york investment banker, the other a california management consultant. they stayed in touch over the years, keeping in mind the talks they'd had about maybe one day going into business together. >> we wanted to see whether or not we had what it took to run a small business. >> reporter: deb ventmen founded beau ties in the 1990s with her husband. by the early 2000s they were looking to sell the company. when the daves came calling, their broker thought they wouldn't be the right ones to tight knot with, either. >> it was a flat out no. we had to sell ourselves to the broker, then we had to sell ourselves to bill and deb. >> reporter: bill started selling bow ties out of his house in 1993. sales of rough
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2014 10:00pm EST
, i'm pleased to yield one minute to a former member of the committee, mr. walsh from vermont. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from vermont is recognized for one minute. mr. walsh: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to submit my full statement. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman is recognized. mr. walsh: in some cases we spend far too much -- mr. welch: in some cases we spend far too much needlessly and some cases we spend far too little unwisely. but a five-year farm bill is absolutely crucial to america. it is crucial to vermont dairy farmers. this bill takes three important steps for dairy farmers from vermont and throughout the country. it creates a modern day insurance program which protects farmers against the wild swings in feed prices which are totally out of their control. two, it protects taxpayers as well as farmers by limiting insurance to a farmer's base production. three, finally, it gives usda the tools to intervene if dairy prices drop dramatically. mr. speaker, with its false and imperfections, america does nee
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2014 12:00pm PST
money back. that coalition is led by democrat peter welsh of vermont. congressman welsh, thank you for coming back to the show. >> thank you. >> congressman, let's start with the history here. this heating assistance, the funds for this program have been cut by 30% over the past few years. if this is a popular program and has bipartisan support, why have we seen such dramatic cuts? >> it's just an indication of the wicked budget pressure and where the mantra around here is any cut is a good cut. in your introduction you mentioned it includes children and elderly, the fact is 90%, 90% of the households that receive fuel assistance have a child, an elderly person or a disabled person. 20% of the households have injured veterans. we're talking about folks who are totally unable to get a job, totally unable to control the temperature of the weather and totally unable to control the price of home heating fuel. this is basic decency that applies to folks that live in my district and peter king's district, pike fitzpatrick's district in cutting fuel assistance by 30% is just a huge and un
CBS
Jan 30, 2014 4:00am PST
-natural eggs... lean antibiotic-free ham... and vermont white cheddar. get 16 grams of protein and 23 grams of whole grain in the breakfast power sandwich. >>> here's a look add today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny today, 29 degrees. miami, cloudy with showers. chicago will be windy, occasional late-day snow. mostly sunny in dallas and cloudy in l.a. >>> in sports, oklahoma city fought back from a huge deficit to roll over the miami heat. miami started out hot with the help of lebron james taking an 18-point lead, but the thunder rolls back. kevin durant scored 33 points. for 12 games in a row he scored at least 30 points. and oklahoma city blows away the defending champs, 112-95. the thunder have now won nine straight. >>> in philadelphia, it went down to the wire. the 76ers rebounded a missed jumper with just 12 seconds left. philly hustled down the court and evan turner sank a layup at the buzzer. the 76ers beat boston, 95-94 for just their third win in 13 games. >>> and in college hoops a big win for northwestern wildcats playing 14th rank wis
KRON
Jan 24, 2014 8:00pm PST
driver was on his cell phone when he passed the officer >> reporter:he said he was from vermont where there is not hands free law >> reporter:he told me there is not hands free law in vermont, there is one >> reporter:then he stopped this guy and guess who it is >>i stopped you for not wearing a seat belt oh you got that news guy is he stopping me or you no i am he cant stop you >> reporter:he claimed that his seatbelt was broken it turned out he put a cover over the seat with no holes for the seatbelt >> reporter:then we had a chat >> reporter:so earlier when you put your set bet on you couldn't put it on right i was just going over to the legion anyway so your ar just yanking my am not a cop then we can yank each others chains dosent matter does it if i lie to him its different if i lie to you who cares that's what im thinking alright thank you . you know you want to be a police >> officer put on a uniform want to be a news man be a new man ok fair enough thank you brother appreaciate it and hes right im wrong wht the seat belt but you stay in your place. >> reporter: i guess he tol
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2014 12:00am EST
vermont, future first lady grace coolidge work at a school for the deaf. it was the place where she met her husband. >> this is the school for the deaf were calvin and grace met for the first time. she was a teacher living in a dorm here. he was a tenant on a boarding house on the property. she lived up here in the second floor of this building. we are standing in a courtyard area. there would have been a flower garden. she would've attended to it in her free time. right beside us is were calvin: lived as a border -- calvin coolidge lived as a border. he would've stood there watching grace in the flower garden. she caught a glimpse of him standing there watching her in his undershirt. he was watching her tend the rose garden. >> we are now in grace's bedroom. the part of the room below them was available for them to meet up. we are now in the parlor room of the dormitory that grace coolidge lived in. in this room is where calvin and grace, when they were courting, would meet up and be able to sit and talk and have some time together. despite him being in his 30's and her in her 20's
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2014 5:55am EST
different leads on this issue. vermont dedicated his entire state of the state address to the issue of drug abuse including the abuse of prescription drugs and how it leads to more serious concerns about heroin addiction. if you have not read his state of the state address, i would advise you to do so. it's remarkable. in addition, this nation's infrastructure provides the skeletal structure that connects us to one another. when we talk about infrastructure, we generally think about highways, transit systems that connect people and places. infrastructure is more than surface transportation. it includes utility systems that connects us to power and water schools, public buildings that connect us to opportunity and participation. as states emerge from the economic downturn, it's critical that we work with our partners to rebuild and invest in roads rail, bridges, airports, waterways, and energy infrastructure. we face a steep funding gap estimated to be as high as $1.6 trillion by 2020, factoring in the $2.6 trillion projected to keep the infrastructure system safe and reliable minus cur
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2014 8:00am PST
welch from vermont. as we dig deeper into the republican compromise of reid and heller, it does propose a $6.5 billion price tag and it's unclear if it's going to get the 60 votes needed to pass the procedural hurdle, but as "the washington post's" ed o'keefe notes, house republican leaders have expressed no interest because the senate proposal lacks a pay for. so, as we were just hearing there from rand paul about this and the fact that there is no catch to figure out how do we pay for this other than borrowing money from china, is this proposal dead in the water when it comes to the house? >> no. i don't think it is. you know, only one in four unemployed americans receives unemployment insurance benefits, so it's really essential to them that they be extended, but it's also important to the economy. and frankly, if we're going to have a discussion about what kind of conditions should be imposed, we ought to be talking about how we can put these long-term unemployed people back to work. unemployment is a temporary bridge, but we've got a structural long-term unemployment proble
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 6:00pm EST
inches in new york, and parts of vermont the wind chill made it feel 25 below. cold enough to cause frost bite in a half hour. and in maine temperatures are down 34 below. >> reporter: many major highways were closed overnight. flights were delayed or canceled because of the storm. residents were asked to stay home and stay warm. and shelters filled with many who normally sleep on the streets. >> normally we open up three times a day for meals and a lot of our guest also leave afterwards, but what we'll do today is keep our doors open all day. it's too cold to have people come and eat and then heavy. >> reporter: the new mayor of new york encouraged anyone who may see a homeless person out in the cold to called the emergency help line. richelle carey, al jazeera america new york. >> reporter: at last check an update on the travel delays. this morning there was an two-hour closure at jfk. you can imagine what a headache that has been. so at jfk at laguardia, also at newark there was about a 30-minute delay, a 30 minute back up. the issue or the planes trying to get in to the airport,
NBC
Jan 28, 2014 2:05am PST
surprisingly moderate during the day. >> what about vermont? >> there is a little town called lower waterbury, vermont, the most idyllic new england village with the church steeples and the quaint downtown. >> it is cold. >> it is cold there. a place you can snuggle up, get out of the cold, is the rabbit hill inn. 200 year old restored house and tavern. it has all the classic trappings of new england inn with canopy beds and decks and beautiful views of the town around there. they love candles there. a candle glow turn down service and candle lit breakfast in the morning. $170 a night. >> wow. yeah, yeah. >> georgia, a little spot in georgia? >> there is. it is called ski island georgia. the golden isles, i take that back, st. simons island in golden aisle and st. simons inn is across from the beautiful iconic 100-year-old lighthouse. you can take tours of the plantation ruins there, each of the rooms is decorated differently at the st. simons inn. see views just like that. and rate there, best of all, only $119 a night. >> stop it, mark. stop it. >> and romantic too. >> thank you.
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2014 2:00am EST
vermont that limited x editors, i think $100, i said, is that all you can contribute? now i am in the business. i think there are other arguments on the other side. i think there are important arguments on the other side, such as the need not to give everyone some kind of voice and not to drown out the people who have less money. they have a right, too. the need for people to think that congress is not just responding to money but responding to opinions that the first amendment is there to protect, i think there are some good arguments on my side, too. but i do not want you to think it is all one-sided. >> my name is ryan navarro from juniata college. what has been the most controversial case at the supreme court during your time on the bench? >> you would know better than me. what do you think? >> the second amendment case was controversial, so was health care, and bush v. gore. >> those are good answers. >> those of you out there with cases like that, bring them. we love those cases. >> good evening, justice. a pleasure to have you with us. i am from suffolk university. your book is
FOX News
Jan 23, 2014 11:00am PST
, socialist from vermont, wrote to the head of the nsa saying are you spying on congress? the answer was, are you ready for this? congress gets the same constitutional protections as the rest of the united states, which is to say none. in the real world that would have triggered massive investigations and probably a cutback of the nsa's budget. this gets to your question, members of congress are either afraid of what the nsa knows about them, or they want to give the impression to the american public that they are doing something. the something they are doing to keep us safe is spying on us. guess what? all four groups said the spying doesn't keep us safe. it gives us a false impression. >> a direct quote from the report that came out today. we have not identified a single instance involving a threat to the united states in which the telephone records program made a concrete difference in the outcome of a counter-terrorism investigation. >> the same thing was said by two federal judges who gave the nsa ample opportunity to demonstrate how have you protected us by this spying? is there an
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